‘Doing-listening' with Deranged's struck by a murderous siege: an auto-ethnography of death metal vinyl consumption

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Abstract

This paper deals with vinyl records from the perspective of the cultural study of everyday life. It focuses on the author's rituals of vinyl consumption, using as a case study Deranged's Struck by a murderous siege (2016). It is shown that in an era of media convergence listening to vinyl records is an activity in which variety of media participate in 'doing-listening', a process that involves the invocation of a unique secret knowledge developed over social relationships with people and things, and memories of past experiences, through which the intertextual nature of death metal texts is revealed and the doer-listener produces their own culture. In that sense, the value of vinyl records cannot be estimated in advance, based on "objective" attributes - such as size of artork, distinctiveness of sound, aura attribution - or feelings of technostalgia, but, instead, accrues through the proccess of co-production through doing-listening with texts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-130
Number of pages16
JournalMetal Music Studies
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018

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